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Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Renal: This medication is cleared by the kidneys do when renal function worsens digoxin levels increase. ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Does drinking vodka slow down your metabolism?

Does drinking vodka slow down your metabolism?

No.: Does not slow down metabolism itself, but is a central nervous system depressant. If you fall down and sleep as a result of the vodka then it will have slowed your metabolism. ...Read more

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How the body maintains homeostasis while regulating glucose metabolism?

How the body maintains homeostasis while regulating glucose metabolism?

Don't understand: I don't think i understand your question. Glucose regulation is part of metabolic homeostasis when it's normal. ...Read more

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Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Yes, but: Nicotinic acid which is niacin (Vitamin B3) can cause brief elevations in liver enzymes in some people which can resolve and pose no problem in most. Here is a detailed discussion on the subject: http://livertox.nih.gov/Niacin.htm ...Read more

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Do thermobol fat metabolizing tablets work?

See below: I have not found any herbal or over the counter products that work well. You need to talk to your md and discuss you weigh issues'..Our web page has helpful suggestions.www.weighstation.net. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Does your body process different sugars differently (eg. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, etc.)?

Does your body process different sugars differently (eg. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, etc.)?

With minor: Differences, your body can easily metabolize any sugar. Glucose, fructose and galactose are all simple sugars or monosaccharides. Sucrose, maltose and lactose are all compound sugars or disaccharides. Sucrose is formed as a combination of a molecule of glucose and one of fructose, and they are broken apart by enzymes. All are equal to 4 calories / gram. ...Read more

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Can the liver get damaged when metabolizing caffeine?

Can the liver get damaged when metabolizing caffeine?

Of course not: Caffeine is the world's most popular rx and one of the safest. There's be lots of liver patients if it was a liver poison. ...Read more

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How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more

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Are non methylated prohormones toxic to the liver?

Are non methylated prohormones toxic to the liver?

No: Not toxic..Not Helpful Another "Health Supplement" with questionable benefit at all. $$$ spent on NONSENCE. There are no scientifically based medical studies showing benefits from this latest of expensive dietary supplements Be Healthy...and Smart! Save your $$$$ Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can liverite liver aid capsules increase your energy?

Can liverite liver aid capsules increase your energy?

No.: The few human studies done on the active ingredients in Liverite have not shown any conclusive improvement in liver function. The liver does not need cleansing. The best way to support the liver is avoiding alcohol, minimizing OTC pain relievers, especially acetaminophen, watching your weight, avoiding toxic chemicals, and getting the hepatitis A and B vaccines. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which anti-depressants or anti-anxiety drugs that slow down body metabolism the least?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often: Used for atypical depression. In some cases, people who are overweight and depressed have been able to lose modest amounts of weight when taking this medication. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly weight neutral ssri. Talk to you doctor for his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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Are amino acids destroyed by acid?

Are amino acids destroyed by  acid?

See below: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that help form muscles and other body tissue. Essential Amino Acids are those that must be consumed every day to support optimal health. Cooking foods destroys some essential Amino Acids they contain, but the negative effects vary depending on which cooking method is used.Even straight sulfuric acid will not destroy most amino acids. ...Read more

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Can artificial sweeteners slow down your metabolism?

Can artificial sweeteners slow down your metabolism?

HighlyControversial : Epidemiological studies suggest that those drinking diet soda are more likely to become obese. Whether this is true has yet to be proven. The topic of artificial sweeteners on metabolism and satiety is highly controversial. Some studies say artificial sweetners make rodents more Insulin resistant, others suggest that people gain a better sense of satiety w/them. It'll take years to sort out. ...Read more

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Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Still searching: Glutamine synthase is part of the glutamine synthetase family. Ammonia incorporation in animals occurs through the actions of glutamate dehydrogenase and glutamine synthase. Glutamate plays the central role in mammalian nitrogen flow, serving as both a nitrogen donor and nitrogen acceptor. I am unble to find references in my search so far as to autoantibodies to these but see comment. ...Read more

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Is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

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Sometimes: In addition to the cyp pathways humans use esterases and dehydrogenases to break down pesticides in the liver. These pathways are used to break down many toxins as well as drugs so one way pesticides cause damage is by overwhelming liver detox capability. ...Read more

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Will aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol speed up your metabolism?

Will aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol speed up your metabolism?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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Does your body excrete excess antioxidants?

Does your body excrete excess antioxidants?

ANTIOXIDANTS: There are several hundred known antioxidant foods and supplements, they all have their of way of being metabolized and excreted. Some from the liver, some from the kidneys etc. ...Read more

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How do energy drinks affect the excretory system?

How do energy drinks affect the excretory system?

Energy drinks: contain caffeine, usually equal to or greater than a cup of coffee, which acts as a diuretic to increase urination. ...Read more